12 International Dishes To Make At Home
2020 has been a challenging year, and we could probably all use a break from everything that's been going on, right? And what better way to do that than by taking a vacation to some beautiful, far-off country? Most of us are currently on a permanent staycation, but that doesn't mean we can't experience the greatest things that other countries have to offer in the meantime! This is where the power of food comes in, because we're going to show you the 12 greatest culinary offerings from different countries around the world that will directly transport you to your desired destination!
1. French Pain au Chocolat
If there's one thing that can make us jump out of bed first thing in the morning, it's a flaky pastry. And if there's one thing that can rock us to sleep at night, it's a chocolatey dessert. Combine the best of both worlds with a homemade chocolate croissant, or pain au chocolat, as the French call it. Bonjour, indeed! Get the recipe for the Chocolate Croissants.
2.–3. Italian Pasta
If Italian is the language of love, then pasta is the dish of lovers. And because everyone knows the way to someone's heart is through their stomach, there's no better way to show how much you care than with an authentic, homemade pasta dinner for two. Pasta la vista, baby! Get the recipes for the Italian Pasta Dishes.
4. Indian Chicken Curry & Naan Bread
And now on to some tasty Indian food! There's much more to this dish than meets the eye, starting with the fact that you can eat the plate. For all you spicy food-adverse people out there, have no fear, because this scrumptious dish is quite mild. And for all the spicy food lovers out there, feel free to turn up the heat! Get the recipe for the Chicken Curry Naan Bowls.
5. Brazilian Coxinha
Coxinha is a Brazilian culinary treat wherein chicken is covered in dough, molded into a shape, battered, and finally fried. Coxinhas are a very popular snack in Brazil and date back to at least the 19th century, but now we've updated the finger food to bring you a truly epic masterpiece! Get the recipe for the Brazilian Coxinha Cake.
6. Thai Grilled Chicken
Chicken is a very popular dish in Thai cuisine, and whether it's spicy, sweet, or sour, the possibilities are endless. But no matter how you like it, you can't forget the most important component – lemongrass! So go ahead and try this grilled chicken recipe and you'll feel just like you're on a summer vacation in Thailand! Get the recipe for the Thai Grilled Chicken.
7. Moroccan Lamb Tagine
Lamb is a popular dish in North African cuisine and is often prepared as a stew in a tagine, which is a round clay pot with a pointed or dome-shaped lid that is served directly on the table. If you're looking for an exotic way to spice up dinner, this dish is the way to go. See you in Casablanca! Get the recipe for the Moroccan Lamb Tagine.
8.–10. Spanish Tapas
The tasty appetizers from the southern European country have taken the world by storm and are the perfect finger food for any party. Kick off your fiesta and load up your plate because all it takes it just one bite of these delicious tapas, and you'll feel like you're being kissed by the Spanish sun! Get the recipes for the Spanish Tapas.
11. Mexican Chicken Enchiladas
With this recipe, you can quickly and easily conjure up a Mexican-inspired dish for the dinner table. Following the instructions is easy, because you can use ready-made tortillas, which means you can focus on the heavenly chicken breast filling and the hot sauce — and you'll soon have a culinary firework in your kitchen! Get the recipe for the Mexican Chicken Enchiladas.
12. Japanese Sushi
The Japanese have made sushi an art form and there are now thousands of varieties to choose from. But we'll keep things simple and narrow it down to a delicious selection that will make everybody happy, even the sushi novices out there! Who knew that making sushi could be so easy?! Get the recipe for the Japanese Sushi.
So, what's your food destination of choice? France, Morocco, Japan, or one of the other countries listed here? The good news is that you can't go wrong with any of them, so even if you decide to "visit" them all, you definitely won't regret it. Have fun and enjoy your culinary travels!